See these socks? Aren't the gorgeous? Made with Knittery merino + cashmere yarn, which was a birthday gift from my friend KM. The pattern is Kai-Mei by Cookie A, with a gorgeous lace panel angled from the ankle to the toe across each foot - there's a left and a right sock. I'm a slow sock knitter, I started these in December, finished them last week. Triumph!
They're too big.
Really, they are. They fit on my feet well (I did check after the first one was finished!), but when I put them on with shoes, the ribbed sections flop around my ankles, and the socks twist around my feet as I walk.
Mumble mumble mumble, I finally checked my gauge, shaddaup so wot if it was wrong, you're not the boss of me!
I don't want to give them away as the yarn is special and gorgeous (and no longer being made).
I don't want to unravel them because of ALL THAT WORK. The whole lace thing, and everything.
I'm going to have to unravel them, aren't I?
Don't mind me while I go and weep into my cup of tea ...